Times Higher Education Campus+ partnership

The University of Adelaide has entered into a partnership arrangement with THE Campus+ which provides a platform for academic and professional staff to disseminate insights and advice on key areas of higher education. 

THE Campus  aims to provide actionable resources for practitioners who wish to make enhancements in key areas of higher education, such as teaching and learning; impact and sustainability; internationalisation; early career research support; research management; equity, diversity and inclusion. The website also provides the space for the sharing of views about current topics and challenges in higher education delivery and enables connections with peers across the globe. 

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University of Adelaide academic and professional staff who wish to share their practice or engage in dialogue with peers on an international stage can submit resources (written or video) or opinion pieces. The Campus+ editorial team will provide guidance and support to prepare submissions for publishing.  

Contributing to this platform is a great way to share your practice and would be useful evidence for internal or external teaching award applications. THE Campus content has attracted more than 800,000 pageviews and their newsletter is sent to more than 29,000 higher education professionals globally.

THE Campus spotlight topics and schedule 

  • Due August 15 - Fighting misinformation with higher education

    Fighting misinformation with higher education, to include advice and insight on topics including:

    • Teaching critical thinking
    • Using new media in the classroom
    • Developing a programme on misinformation
    • Teaching pluralism and understanding perspective
    • How to stay calm when engaging with the public
    • Improving media literacy (recognising media bias)
    • Fighting confirmation bias
    • Identifying the “right” science
    • Combatting antivax activists or conspiracy theorists
    • Role of public scholarship in fighting misinformation
    • How to work with the media/engage online (should you fight the Twitter trolls?)

    Some suggested resource headlines are:

    • What to do when your research is misrepresented in the media
    • How to use mass media content to teach critical analysis
    • Managing respectful but robust class debates
    • A guide to debunking popular myths within your discipline
    • Embedding a critical eye in students using social media
    • The rules of engagement for student instant messaging
    • What happens when a journal paper is retracted?
    • How to disagree well
    • Teach your students news literacy

    Deadline for content: Monday, 15th August

  • Due August 30 - Teaching 101

    Teaching 101, to include advice and insight on topics including:

    • A beginners’ guide to building a course
    • Where to start when planning lessons
    • How to develop and organise a curriculum
    • How to find out what your students do and don’t know about your subject
    • Where to find quality teaching resources and how to share them
    • Getting tech support for online and blended instruction
    • How to get through your first year of teaching
    • Learning from constructive feedback/embracing peer observations
    • Creating marking rubrics which aid accuracy and efficiency
    • How to learn about and improve assessment

    Some suggested resource headlines are:

    • Prepare and prosper: what new teachers need to know about lecturing for the first time
    • Tips for giving feedback that gets through to students
    • Classroom management techniques that you don't get taught
    • Tips on developing an engaging 'presence' in the classroom, online and in-person
    • Teaching connection: how to build rapport in the classroom
    • The art and science of monitoring students’ knowledge and understanding
    • Fake it 'til you make it: projecting confidence to your class

    Deadline for content: Tuesday 30th August (Monday 29th is a public holiday in the UK)

  • Due September 12 - A guide to time and workload management

    A guide to time and workload management, to include advice and insight on topics including:

    • Tips on managing academic workloads
    • Hacks for time-poor academics
    • Efficient ways of marking and providing feedback
    • Frameworks and processes that enable you to plan lessons quickly
    • How to share lesson plans and pool teaching resources
    • How to prioritise effectively
    • Ways to assess which tasks to spend more time on
    • Balancing research and teaching duties
    • How to stay on top of admin
    • Tips for managing emails and other communications
    • Efficient ways of approaching peer review

    Some suggested resource headlines are:

    • Unlearn the myth that you’ll get ahead by working overtime
    • The non-academic hobbies that make me a better scholar
    • Teaching to time: designing efficient, low-stress lessons
    • Effective meeting tips for new PhD supervisors
    • How to streamline marking for quality, consistency and efficiency
    • The boundaries to set so your students don’t take over your life

    Deadline for content: Monday 12th September

     


THE Campus have specific style requirements for the written and video resources and opinion pieces which are outlined in these guides . You will save yourself considerable time if you read these carefully before starting your submission. 

THE Campus will make fortnightly calls for content on specific topics, but you can always pitch an idea to the editors.

Please contact the Teaching Excellence team to discuss your ideas for submission or if you have any questions. 


Previous content callouts

  • Due July 4 - 'How to make your teaching interesting'

    How to make your teaching interesting, to include advice and insight on topics including: 

    • How to spice up the lecture for the 21st century 

    • Bringing laughter into the classroom 

    • Building thinking / reflection time into teaching and lectures 

    • Don't let tech take over - injecting personality into teaching 

    • Making content relevant and relatable to students lived experiences 

    • Using existing resources vs developing your own material 

    • How to check students’ understanding and progress 

    • Introducing an element of surprise to your teaching 

    • Bringing movement into the classroom 

    • Designing in breaks and variety ie different formats, mixed media, varied activities 

    • Developing your classroom or stage presence 

    • Teach students how to learn and focus for lengthier time periods 

    • The best apps to use in your classroom 

    • Co-creation to revitalise teaching and content 

    • Using an interdisciplinary approach to re-thinking teaching design and delivery 

    • What role can place or environment play in teaching? 

    • Role of competition in student engagement and motivation 

    • How to spot when students are bored 

    • How to make asynchronous interesting? 

    • Using storytelling to engage students 

    Deadline for content: Monday 4th July 

  • Due July 18 - Using artificial intelligence (AI) in higher education

    Using artificial intelligence (AI) in higher education, to include advice and insight on topics including: 

    • AI to personalise higher education (teaching, feedback, support) 

    • Personalising student’s routes through study programmes / individual courses 

    • Using AI to assist with marking and student feedback 

    • Using chatbots for student support 

    • How to use AI ethically in teaching / feedback / student support / careers advice etc 

    • Using AI to check academic integrity 

    • How to use AI to improve your research 

    • How can AI make university staff / academics’ lives easier 

    • Using AI to analyse student data to improve teaching and assessment 

    • Using AI to personalise course content 

    • Designing unconscious bias out of AI 

    • Can AI help with admissions 

    • Understanding the limitations of AI 

    • Using AI to get the most out of learning analytics 

    • What tasks can be most successfully automated in higher education? 

    • Building pedagogy or tutor models for AI to determine what strategy will be used to help a student 

    • Using AI to personalise university outreach and comms 

    • Using AI to reach at-risk students 

    Deadline for content: Monday 18th July